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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Cathy Andronik is a highly experienced secondary level school librarian. One of the greatest joys of her work is the opportunity to share her passion for young adult literature with teens, to hook them on reading and keep them coming back for more. Within her own state, Cathy has chaired and served on multiple selection committees for young adult literature. For over a decade, Cathy has also served on a variety of national book awards committees including the Odyssey Award, the Best Audiobooks for Young Adults, Best Fiction for Young Adults, and the Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

Cathy is a regular presenter at state, regional, national, and international conferences on the topic of outstanding young adult literature and audiobooks. Cathy is also the author of The Best Young Adult Books of the Last Five Years to Excite, Challenge and Engage Your Students, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Cathy uniquely combines her passion for uniting teens with the best young adult literature with her years of experience as a school librarian, book reviewer, and presenter.

Join Cathy for a fast-paced day full of books your teens will love as she shares the best young adult books of the past five years to excite, challenge and engage your grades 6-12 students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Thank you, thank you! Cathy - you know all the good books!

“Excellent presentation. Cathy was so interesting, engaging and knowledgeable.

“Cathy was like the salesperson at the department store perfume counter, only with books. She makes me want to read, read, read!

“I loved the practical ideas on how to grow a book club. I can see why she has so many students in her book club!”

“Wow! So many great ideas. I appreciate all the information Cathy shared about grants.”

Cathy exudes passion about uniting teens with great books. Awesome day!”

“Cathy Andronik was very well organized and her presentation was so informative.”

Thank you for sharing so many great books. Your knowledge and passion is inspiring.”

I can’t wait to get back to share these great books with my students!”

A fantastic day. I was like a kid in a candy store! Thanks Cathy for your enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge!”

“Great ideas - excellent for school librarians and teachers alike. Thank you so much!”

Very practical and easy-to-implement ideas for my library program. I’m so excited about all the new books!”